The best Bret Victor video yet: “We don’t know anything about computing.”
The punchline for computing education comes in the last 5 minutes, but the previous 27 minutes are well worth watching. Bret is critiquing the same mindset I was reporting on when I said that Lisp and Smalltalk are now dead in undergraduate computer science. “We don’t know what we’re doing” is the most important phrase for computer scientists to say to ourselves and to our students. I enjoy the flash and style of Bret’s previous videos, but I love the message of this video. The details (with copious references) can be found on his website.